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Your Tahoe Weekend: Pain McShlonkey Classic, The Floozies and more!

Don't miss Pain McShlonkey at Squaw Valley this Saturday, March 18 — costumes encouraged.
Courtesy Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows |

TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.

Have an event you want considered for a future Your Tahoe Weekend calendar? Email Reporter Cassandra Walker at cwalker@sierrasun.com.

1. The String Cheese Incident at Crystal Bay

Renowned jam rock band (with a touch of bluegrass and maybe a bit more) The String Cheese Incident is headed to Lake Tahoe’s North Shore for an unprecedented 3-night performance at the Crystal Bay Casino’s fame Crown Room.

When: Friday-Sunday, March 17-19, 9 p.m. each night

Where: Crystal Bay Casino

Cost: Each show is sold out

Online: crystalbaycasino.com

2. Open Mic Night at Art Truckee

Bring your talent or simply enjoy the show at Open Mic Night at Art Truckee, welcoming performers of all disciplines every third Friday of the month hosted by Tahoe Truckee School of Music’s Angele Carroll.

When: Friday, March 17 | 7-10 p.m.

Where: Art Truckee

Cost: Free

Online: arttruckee.com

3. Lake Street Dive at Montbleu Resort

Enjoy the musical styling of Boston-based “Lake Street Dive,” a quartet playing soulful sixties pop music that blends “Motown soul and sixties pop.”

When: Friday, March 17 | Doors at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.

Where: Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa

Cost: $25 & $30 tickets + tax/fees

Online: montbleuresort.com

4. Intro to Mixed Media at Atelier Truckee

Local artist Carole Sesko will teach techniques for creating layers and textures in paintings. The class is open to artists age 13 and up and no experience is necessary to create a masterpiece.

When: Saturday, March 18 | 2-4:30 p.m.

Where: Atelier Truckee

Cost: $43 per person

Online: ateliertruckee.com

5. Beer & Gear on the West Shore

Visit Homewood Mountain Resort on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore for two days of beer tastings and get the opportunity to demo new gear. Guests will have the chance to win sweet raffle prizes and enjoy live music performances.

When: Saturday-Sunday, March 18-19 | All day

Where: Homewood Mountain Resort

Cost: Activation on-mountain is free

Online: skihomewood.com

6. Pain McShlonkey Classic at Squaw Valley

Costumes are strongly encouraged at this fun and whacky event celebrating the late, legendary skier Shane McConkey. Activities are scheduled all day long and sure to keep a smile on your face.

When: Saturday, March 18 | All day

Where: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Cost: Activation on-mountain is free

Online: squawalpine.com

7. Hair Nation ‘80s Dance Party

Who doesn’t love a good dance party? Dress up in your best ‘80s garb and head on over to the Hard Rock in South Lake Tahoe to shake your groove thing.

When: Saturday, Mar. 18 | 10 p.m.

Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Stateline

Cost: $10

Online: hardrocklaketahoe.com

8. Michelle Moonshine at Moody’s

Singer-songwriter Michelle Moonshine delivers a unique performance with a “country-esque Americana” sound that promises to keep you entertained as you enjoy a delicious meal and specialty cocktails from Moody’s menu.

When: Saturday, March 18 | 8:30 p.m.

Where: Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats, Truckee

Cost: Entertainment is free

Online: moodysbistro.com

9. Snowshoe Through History at Sugar Pine

Take your snowshoe journey to the next level with an educational tour teaching about Tahoe’s earliest settlers and secrets of the Hellman-Ehrman Estate on Tahoe’s West Shore.

When: Saturday, March 18 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where: Sugar Pine Point State Park

Cost: The program is free + $5 State Park parking fee

Online: sierrastateparks.org

10. The Floozies at The Biltmore

Catch a high-energy DJ show by The Floozies, a duo “born in funk and bred in the digital age.” Show proceeds benefit Sam Rick. Coop da Loop will open the set — and don’t miss out on the String Cheese Incident after party.

When: Sunday, March 19 | Doors at 11 p.m.; 21+

Where: Tahoe Biltmore, Crystal Bay

Cost: Tickets $20 in advance; $25 day of

Online: tahoebiltmore.com